Sometimes there are some unusual paths that lead scientists to some unexpected discoveries. Inspirations for bold innovative advances come from interesting places, but medical advances sometimes come from the strangest places. With that said, can venom be helpful for our health? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Did you know that only 11% of children ages 2-5 can tie their own shoes, but 22% can use a smart phone app? And that by age 2, more than 90% of American children have an online history? Did you know that 40% of iPhone users would give up their toothbrush for a week before giving up their phone?
Speaking from the student perspective, two Richmond area high school juniors have called on Virginia lawmakers to expand opportunities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives in underserved communities.
Rock concerts, loud parties or just the natural process of aging all have a huge impact on our ability to hear. Once the damage is done, it's too late...or is it? Can we fix our hearing? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
What do you get when you bring together middle school students and mentors, send them on outdoor adventures and explorations of future careers and then challenge them to build something? You get an incredibly fun summer that includes learning while building important career readiness skills.
Remote controllers, cars, laptops, and smoke detectors are just some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function. In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how can we make batteries better? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Humanity’s ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species. We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity. Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does curiosity change the brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
NASA research into unmanned aerial systems (UAS) - also known as drones - could help detect and prevent multi-million dollar fires at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on the Virginia-North Carolina border.
You might know October as the month for fallen leaves, pumpkin carving and warm cider, but here at Science Matters we have a different tradition brewing. National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and that means it’s time for our favorite citizen scientists to hit the ’Net in pursuit of knowledge and safety. No prior experience required.